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Many of Osaka’s attractions can be found within easy reach of Shimamoto, making it a great place to base yourself while you are in town. Two destinations that should top every visitor’s itinerary is the fabulous Hirakatapark and the iconic Katsura Imperial Villa. And don’t miss Fushimi Castle and the Nintendo World Headquarters.
Shimamoto offers some interesting cultural attractions within easy reach that allow visitors to really get a feel for the area. Explore, learn and be amazed in the most popular museums which include Costume Museum in Kyoto.
Looking for some fun for the kids? Everyone will be thoroughly entertained at the various child-friendly destinations in the area. If you’re into creatures try to add Kyoto Aquarium in Kyoto on your itinerary.
If the sun is shining, do what the locals do and head outside to the local natural destinations. To spend some time in a green oasis head to the Arashiyama Monkey Park in Kyoto and the Expo Commemoration Park in Suita.
Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium, Kyoto is a great place cheer along with fellow lovers of soccer, and to see local legends, the Kyoto Sanga FC, in action. If you want to endear yourself with the locals, wear purple and white, the colors of the Kyoto Sanga FC.
To make the most of Shimamoto, think about staying close by in one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks it’s hard to go past the Hotel Keihan Kyoto, the Hotel Granvia Kyoto, and the Kyoto Tokyu Hotel.
This Osaka hotel is located in the business district and the city center, adjacent to the Grand Cube Osaka convention center and a shuttle or 30-minute walk from the JR Osaka Station.
Located in Nishi, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Festival Hall and Osaka Science Museum. Umeda Sky Building and Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in Central Kyoto, this luxury ryokan is within 1 mi (2 km) of Honnoji Temple, Nijo Castle, and Kyoto Imperial Palace. Gion Corner and Heian Shrine are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in Arashiyama, this romantic ryokan is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Togetsukyo Bridge and within 3 mi (5 km) of Saihoji Temple and Katsura Imperial Villa. Tenryuji Temple and Arashiyama Monkey Park are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Dotonbori, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Osaka City Air Terminal and Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade. Tsutenkaku Tower and Shitennoji Temple are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in Naniwa, this hotel is steps from Tennoji Zoo and Tsutenkaku Tower. Shitennoji Temple and Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in Minami, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kyoto Tower and Higashi Honganji Temple. Toji Temple and Sanjusangendo Temple are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in Shimogyo, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Honkanji Temple, Kyoto Tower, and Nishihonganji Temple. Kyoto Aquarium and Umekoji Park are also within 15 minutes.